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Conference Name
Teachers Academy 2022 - Years 2/3+
Description
FOR CREC STAFF ONLY: All CREC teachers are welcome to attend this annual event! Sessions will encourage meaningful collegial conversations; inspire collaborative problem solving and innovative thinking; and result in resources for immediate classroom application. Year 2/3 teachers are asked to register here for synchronous sessions that are outlined in the Teachers Academy catalog.
Sub Title
CREC Staff Only
Session Type
Multiple Session
Year Code
2022-2023
Status
CLOSED
Maximum Attendance
300
Max # of Awards
12
Min # of Awards
0
Code
241-23-934-001
Topic/Subject:  
934 Magnet Schools
Activity Type
Face to Face
Equivalent
No
Subject Area
[Culturally Relevant Teaching], [Curriculum], [Effective Teaching and Instruction], [Equity]
Target Audience
[Certified Staff ], [CREC Staff]
Area of Focus
No Associated Area of Focus
Award
HOUR
Objectives
To understand what it means and what is necessary to be a CREC teacher; to learn critical content to plan for the coming school year; to encourage meaningful collegial conversations; and to inspire collaborative problem solving and innovative thinking.
Additional Notes
Address
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
1101 Kennedy Road
Windsor,  Connecticut 06095
Schedule(s)
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Date -- 08/22/2022

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M100: Modifying for your students with IEPs in content area classes
This workshop will be focusing on how to ensure that students with IEPs in regular education classes are receiving the appropriate modifications and accommodations Please bring any assignments or assessments that you have used previously or are planning to use in the future
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
237
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M101: GoogleDrive - Tips, Tricks, & Time!
Participants will explore the Big Four of GoogleDrive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) and learn some neat tips and tricks that are helpful in any classroom or support environment. Then we’ll have time to work individually or collaboratively (your choice!) and embed some of your new skills into your preparations for the new school year!
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
239
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M102: Integrating the Essentials of Structured Literacy into the Curriculum: Phonemic Awareness & Phonics (Module 1)
This series of modules is based on the research and theory of Structured Literacy; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Spelling, Syntax, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. This module is designed to provide explicit instructional skills, strategies, tools, and resources to provide appropriate supports to students across a variety of programs and grade levels in structured literacy. CREC acknowledges the work of Literacy How in this series of workshops. Participants will receive specific information as well as a deeper understanding of all the elements of literacy required for a child to become a reader, a writer, and a speaker. In this particular module, participants will acquire knowledge from two domains--phonological awareness and phonics. These areas are the most essential to the development of word recognition. Whether seeking research or activities to walk away with, this first of four modules in the series will provide the essential tools to empower teachers to do their best teaching in the area of reading.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
216
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M103: Why Family Engagement: Building The Relationship
This session is designed to help classroom teachers gain skills and knowledge on how to engage families who feel disconnected to the school.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
243
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M104: Mindfulness and Movement in the classroom
The difference between Adult Yoga and Kid Yoga. The Principles of Children's Yoga. The importance of why yoga can benefit children in school. How yoga can help children who have experienced yoga!!
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
245
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M105: Science Standards Based Planning and Grading
This session is designed to introduce teachers that are new to standard based grading about how to plan using the 5E model and assess for standards based grading. Please come with your laptop and a lesson/sequence for planning time!
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
210
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M106: Successful Science Instruction
In this session, the focus will be on planning successful strategies for engaging students in science learning. Key instructional practices will be shared with time for planning purposeful integration into lessons. *Access key instructional resources. *Plan for successful science instruction Please bring your first unit of instruction
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
244
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M107: Reading and Writing Workshop Overview
This session is designed to introduce teachers to expectations, strategies and standards for teaching reading and writing through the workshop model. Participants will explore the use of resources and balanced literacy components as they participate in small groups to create sample lesson plans for the first month of school.  As a result of their learning, teachers will be able to create lesson plans and management tools to effectively teach readers and writers workshop. Bring laptop and a book you would read aloud to your class.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
242
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M108: Instructional Supports for Multilingual Learners
In this session, practitioners will focus and learn successful strategies that will accelerate language acquisition.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
238
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M109: Secondary Mathematics Planning for Impactful Instruction
During this session we will look at common components of the math instructional blocks and have time to review the curriculum documents and plan instruction for the start of the school year. Please bring a laptop.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
240
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M110: Secondary Social Studies Purposeful Planning
During this session we will look at the curriculum documents, identify key instructional SS skills, instructional practices and plan instruction for the start of the school year. Bring a fully charged laptop
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
212
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M111: Engaging English Language Arts lessons
During this session we will look at common components of the English language arts instructional blocks and have time to review the curriculum documents and plan instruction for the start of the school year. Please bring any book you may be reading with students at the beginning of the year.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
246
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM11:00AM
M113: Schoology: Beyond Learning Management
Schoology is called a Learning Management System (LMS), but don't let the name fool you. Yes, it's great at helping you organize and share content with students, AND it's a powerful tool for for delivering instruction and assessing understanding. In this session we will move beyond the basic management features and explore how to teach with Schoology.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
214
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/20228:30AM2:15PM
M300: Supporting a College and Career Going Culture
The session will focus on supports and resources for counselors in their 2-3 year. An overview of Naviance SSO, Nearpod, and Everfi resources will be reviewed for the purpose of enhancing college/career lessons.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
Small Conference Room 148
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M200: Modifying for your students with IEPs in content area classes
This workshop will be focusing on how to ensure that students with IEPs in regular education classes are receiving the appropriate modifications and accommodations. Please bring any assignments or assessments that you have used previously or are planning to use in the future.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
237
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M201: GoogleDrive - Tips, Tricks, & Time!
Participants will explore the Big Four of GoogleDrive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) and learn some neat tips and tricks that are helpful in any classroom or support environment. Then we’ll have time to work individually or collaboratively (your choice!) and embed some of your new skills into your preparations for the new school year!
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
239
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M202: Integrating the Essentials of Structured Literacy into the Curriculum: Phonics & Spelling (Module 2)
This series of modules is based on the research and theory of Structured Literacy; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Spelling, Syntax, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. This module is designed to provide explicit instructional skills, strategies, tools, and resources to provide appropriate supports to students across a variety of programs and grade levels in structured literacy. CREC acknowledges the work of Literacy How in this series of workshops. Participants will receive specific information as well as a deeper understanding of all the elements of literacy required for a child to become a reader, a writer, and a speaker. In this particular module, participants will acquire knowledge from two domains—phonemic awareness and phonics. These areas are the most essential to the development of word recognition. Whether seeking research or activities to walk away with, this first of four modules in the series will provide the essential tools to empower teachers to do their best teaching in the area of reading. Participants will receive specific information as well as a deeper understanding of all the elements of literacy required for a child to become a reader, a writer, and a speaker. In this particular module, participants will acquire knowledge about phonics and spelling. These areas are the most essential to the development of decoding and encoding. Whether seeking research or activities to walk away with, this first of four modules in the series will provide the essential tools to empower teachers to do their best teaching in the area of reading. As a result of their learning, teachers will be able to provide their students with current practices at differing areas of needs and levels based on their responses to instruction presented. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of the means in which reading is developed. Bring materials to take notes, such as a laptop, paper/pencil.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
216
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M203: Why Family Engagement: Building The Relationship
This session is designed to help classroom teachers gain skills and knowledge on how to engage families who feel disconnected to the school.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
243
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M204: Science Standards Based Planning and Grading
This session is designed to introduce teachers that are new to standard based grading about how to plan using the 5E model and assess for standards based grading. Please come with your laptop and a lesson/sequence for planning time!
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
210
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M205: Anti-Bias Education in the Early Years
Participants will dive into developing anti-bias practices in early childhood classrooms.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
245
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M206: Planning for Science Instruction
Allow space for teachers to plan their first weeks of school with support of the Curriculum Supervisor. *View curriculum documents *Map out their first unit and lessons *Ask questions about curriculum and instruction Please bring resources for your first weeks of school.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
244
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M207: STMath Overview and Introduction to New Features
During this session teachers will learn how to use the STMath platform to support their lessons, understanding student pacing and using new STMath features including unlimited Jiji's and puzzle talks. Please bring your computer.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
238
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M208: Reading and Writing Workshop Overview
This session is designed to introduce teachers to expectations, strategies and standards for teaching reading and writing through the workshop model. Participants will explore the use of resources and balanced literacy components as they participate in small groups to create sample lesson plans for the first month of school.  As a result of their learning, teachers will be able to create lesson plans and management tools to effectively teach readers and writers workshop. Bring laptop and a book you would read aloud to your class.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
242
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M209: Secondary Mathematics Planning for Impactful Instruction
During this session we will look at common components of the math instructional blocks and have time to review the curriculum documents and plan instruction for the start of the school year. Please bring a laptop.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
240
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M210: Secondary Social Studies Purposeful Planning
During this session we will look at the curriculum documents, identify key instructional SS skills, instructional practices and plan instruction for the start of the school year. Bring a fully charged laptop.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
212
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M211: Improv: The Essence of Education & Self Reflection
In the need to develop and roll out our curriculum, the concept of being our whole self is mandatory, yet often difficult to maintain. In this session we will utilize the roots of improv. Through its performance & structural supports, both comedic & dramatic, to facilitate your performance as a teacher! You know when you plan a perfect lesson, and then a student shows up hungry, another has an emergency 504, fight breaks out, you forgot to pack your lunch, etc. This is aimed at teachers & admin who want to avoid the burnout midyear in the freezing cold of January and maintain a healthy & productive work/life balance. Teachers are improvisers. The best sort. Let's lean into that & you'll leave with some tools to maintain that joy that made you go into this career in the first place! Please bring pen & notebook as well as some color utensils.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
208
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M212: Schoology: Beyond Learning Management
Schoology is called a Learning Management System (LMS), but don't let the name fool you. Yes, it's great at helping you organize and share content with students, AND it's a powerful tool for for delivering instruction and assessing understanding. In this session we will move beyond the basic management features and explore how to teach with Schoology.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
214
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/22/202211:45AM2:15PM
M213: Enhance Student Engagement with Nearpod
Teachers will work with CREC and Nearpod facilitators to learn more about increasing student engagement through the use of interactive lessons in Nearpod. Please bring headphones and a laptop. This session will be facilitated in person, with Nearpod connecting via Zoom.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
246
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

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 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T100: Identity: Know Yourself Before You Know Your Students
In Identity: Know Yourself Before You Know Your Students, participants will explore how identity impacts equitable both academic and social emotional teaching practices. We will practice strategies that support teachers and students in their journeys to equitable classrooms. As a result, teachers will have a toolbox of mindful strategies to use to create a welcoming, open, and equitable classroom with less conflict between teachers and students. This workshop involves active participation in discussion. Be willing to share.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
245
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T101: Modifying for your students with IEPs in content area classes
This workshop will be focusing on how to ensure that students with IEPs in regular education classes are receiving the appropriate modifications and accommodations. Please bring any assignments or assessments that you have used previously or are planning to use in the future.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
237
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T102: GoogleDrive - Tips, Tricks, & Time!
Participants will explore the Big Four of GoogleDrive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) and learn some neat tips and tricks that are helpful in any classroom or support environment. Then we’ll have time to work individually or collaboratively (your choice!) and embed some of your new skills into your preparations for the new school year!
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
239
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T103: Integrating the Essentials of Structured Literacy into the Curriculum: Syntax (Module 3)
This series of modules is based on the research and theory of Structured Literacy; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Spelling, Syntax, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. This module is designed to provide explicit instructional skills, strategies, tools, and resources to provide appropriate supports to students across a variety of programs and grade levels in structured literacy. CREC acknowledges the work of Literacy How in this series of workshops. Participants will receive specific information as well as a deeper understanding of all the elements of literacy required for a child to become a reader, a writer, and a speaker. In this particular module, participants will acquire knowledge from the domain--syntax. Although this session will address areas of writing such as grammar, sentence production, and much more, this module may be the answer to the search for a writing intervention. The ability to write effectively impacts communication as well as fluency skills. It also will tap into the meaning links necessary to better comprehend complex sentences. Whether seeking research or activities to walk away with, this third of four modules in the series will provide the essential tools to empower teachers to do their best teaching in the area of reading. Bring materials to take notes, such as a laptop, paper/pencil.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
216
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T104: Why Family Engagement: Building The Relationship
This session is designed to help classroom teachers gain skills and knowledge on how to engage families who feel disconnected to the school.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
243
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T105: Science Standards Based Planning and Grading
This session is designed to introduce teachers that are new to standard based grading about how to plan using the 5E model and assess for standards based grading. Please come with your laptop and a lesson/sequence for planning time!
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
210
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T106: Strategies/Routines for Building Strong Home-School Connections
This session is designed to help new teachers become familiar with establishing classroom routines/activities that will help build/promote strong home-school connections. In addition, teachers will discuss writing report cards (focusing on the comments), using PowerTeacher Pro and conducting effective family-teacher conferences in order to build strong home-school relationships with families. Please bring laptops.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
244
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T108: Next Level Culture and Climate for your Classroom
In this class you will learn how to ESTABLISH classroom norms and routines, increase ENGAGEMENT and use the best tool for SEAMLESS processing with students who struggle.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
242
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T109: Improv: The Essence of Education & Self Reflection
In the need to develop and roll out our curriculum, the concept of being our whole self is mandatory, yet often difficult to maintain. In this session we will utilize the roots of improv. Through its performance & structural supports, both comedic & dramatic, to facilitate your performance as a teacher! You know when you plan a perfect lesson, and then a student shows up hungry, another has an emergency 504, fight breaks out, you forgot to pack your lunch, etc. This is aimed at teachers & admin who want to avoid the burnout midyear in the freezing cold of January and maintain a healthy & productive work/life balance. Teachers are improvisers. The best sort. Let's lean into that & you'll leave with some tools to maintain that joy that made you go into this career in the first place! Bring pen & notebook as well as some color utensils.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
208
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T110: Representation in our Classrooms
This session is designed to introduce teachers to the importance of representation in their choice of lessons, readings, etc. Participants will discuss and research possible strategies for the upcoming year in their specific content area. As a result of their learning, teachers will be able to create lessons that include appropriate representation of their students. Please bring a laptop.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
240
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/20228:30AM11:00AM
T111: SPIRE Training
Presenter: Jocelyn Preston
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
212
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut

 08/23/202211:45AM2:15PM
T200: Identity: Know Yourself Before You Know Your Students
In Identity: Know Yourself Before You Know Your Students, participants will explore how identity impacts equitable both academic and social emotional teaching practices. We will practice strategies that support teachers and students in their journeys to equitable classrooms. As a result, teachers will have a toolbox of mindful strategies to use to create a welcoming, open, and equitable classroom with less conflict between teachers and students. This workshop involves active participation in discussion. Be willing to share.
CREC Aerospace and Engineering High/Middle School
245
1101 Kennedy Road Windsor, Connecticut